Classes, Support & Events at Banner Good Samaritan  

Events at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

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At Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, we appreciate being members of the metro Phoenix community. As part of our nonprofit mission, we want to do our part to keep our community strong and healthy. We offer a number of interesting and fun events. So come join us!

Sexual Health Lecture Series for Women

Enjoy an open and honest discussion in a relaxed, intimate setting focused on educating and empowering women about common female sexual concerns, staying healthy and informed and seeking help when needed.

Led by Debra Wickman, MD, an experienced gynecologist and highly regarded expert in sexual health and menopause wellness at the Women’s Center at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, participants will hear important information, learn tips and can ask questions on topics including libido, body image, female sexuality, wellness and sexual pleasure.

Each lecture will include refreshments, questions and answers, socializing and a chance to win door prizes!

When: 12-2 p.m. on all dates: February 21, March 14, April 18 and May 16

Where: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Registration: Seating is limited – Register by calling (602) 230-2273 (CARE) or in the individual online links below.

Cost: Free


Since the discovery of Viagra provided an answer to erectile dysfunction for men, society has sought to find a pharmaceutical solution to cure the waning female libido. The truth is that pharmaceuticals can often help, but they are not the complete answer. Participants will learn about the rest of the desire story, including ways to rejuvenate that spark that adds to quality of life, and eliminate beliefs and behaviors that are holding you back.

  • Saturday, March 14 - Body Image and Female Sexuality
    Register online

    Who says only women with perfect bodies have a great sex life? Media, advertising and popular culture are filled with commentary about weight and body-shaming is universal. All this negative projection can get in the way of our sexual confidence and enjoyment. This presentation deals with attitudes that can hold us back from experiencing great sex and specific challenges the average woman faces. Embracing your sexuality “in the skin you’re in” is a necessary life skill to develop.

  • Saturday, April 18 - Understanding Female Sexual Pleasure
    Register online

Sexual climax is highly desired, yet shrouded in mystery and often misunderstood. It exists at the core of an intimate relationship, yet is often ignored or denied. This may be due to inaccurate education about body physiology, or embarrassment about seeming ignorant on technique.   Practical information about all factors that promote living a turned-on life will be presented, and participants will achieve clarity about sexual anatomy, physiology and function surrounding female orgasm.

Ads for herbs and agents to enhance sexual performance abound in media.  Find out the truth about lifestyle changes, foods to eat and diagnostic tests to help you function at an optimal level of healthy sexuality.


Banner Neuro Wellness
Banner Neuro Wellness offers a “Safe Haven” of friendship, exercise, art, dance, education, and support. It is a state-of-the-art program complementary to current medical treatments and therapies for individuals and families who are affected by Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

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Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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